How To Make An Umbrella Door Wreath

7 Materials
2 Hours

Having company over and need a quick touch of pizazz to your frumpy front door? Here is your solution! I am all about unique twists on traditional decor ideas and this umbrella door wreath is the perfect example of just that.

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To create this simple and unique door wreath, you'll want to start by spray painting the tip and handle of the umbrella if they're a color you don't like.

I purchased this umbrella for less than $7 on Amazon and was surprised by the hot pink so I wanted to cover that up, and I chose metallic gold to do that.
If you're giving this wreath as a gift, I would not recommend spray painting the handle unless it's wooden as the spray paint does not adhere very well to plastic.
Since this wreath is for my door, I wasn't very worried about it not adhering perfectly.
Once the handle and tip are sprayed and dried, take your sponge brush and paint the umbrella with the primer (you can do this step first if you didn't need to spray paint the tip and handle). You'll want to paint the primer on thick but not so thick that it runs - if you experience running, simply go back over those places to even out the primer.
After your primer dries, paint the umbrella the color of your choice with acrylic paint - I chose purple to contrast with my warm pallete of flowers. Again, you'll want to lay the paint on thick but not so thick that you experience running. Make sure to let the paint dry completely once you've covered the entire umbrella with paint.
Next, cut and arrange the flowers you've chosen. You can use wire clippers or a pair of scissors to cut.
After you've arranged the flowers to your liking, tie your ribbon of choice around the closed umbrella - I recommend tying it close enough to the top that the flowers are gathered close and tight.
Finally, hang your beautiful flower arrangement on your door for all to see and admire!
This project will take a jiffy to make and will cost you the same, if not, less than a pre-purchased ordinary wreath would.
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3 of 17 questions
  • Robyn Garner
    on Apr 23, 2019

    Why would you purchase an umbrella when you can easily do this with one that has broken spines? I have a couple I garbage picked for another project.

  • Pam/MeMaw
    on Apr 24, 2019

    Cute idea, but doesn’t the paint rub off on the door if it wobbles any at all?

  • Phil
    on Sep 26, 2019

    Why not get a colour that you want instead of painting it ???

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  • Sarge
    on Jun 20, 2019

    You have the wheels in my head turning've got me thinking about how to make something like this to put in the garden in my backyard - lined with some weed paper, punch a few draining holes at the bottom, add garden soil and put in some real flowers!!!

  • Shirley
    on Aug 22, 2019

    I have some umbrellas with broken ribs, no hook handle, but could hang from the carrying loop. They are plain colors, so won't need to paint them, just stuff with flowers, tie, and hang! I plan to make a fall one right away!

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